Chancellor Emeritus; Professor Emeritus of Public Policy and Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering, North Carolina State University
M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Drexel University
B.M.E in Mechanical Engineering, Cooper Union
Areas of Interest:Education, Environment, National Security, Politics
Office Location:6387, Public Affairs
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Carnesale is a member of the Secretary of Energy’s Advisory Board; serves on the National Academies Committee on U.S. Air Force Strategic Deterrence Capabilities; chaired the National Academies Committees on NASA’s Strategic Direction, on America’s Climate Choices, on Nuclear Forensics, and on U.S. Conventional Prompt Global Strike; and was a member of the Obama Administration’s Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the Pacific Council on International Policy; and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. In addition, he is a member of the Board of Directors of Harvard University’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, and of the Advisory Board of the RAND Corporation’s Center for Global Risk and Security. He serves also on the Boards of Directors of Teradyne and Amicrobe.
Prior to joining UCLA, Carnesale was at Harvard for 23 years, serving as Lucius N. Littauer Professor of Public Policy and Administration, Dean of the John F. Kennedy School of Government, and Provost of the University. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering (Cooper Union), a master’s degree in mechanical engineering (Drexel University), and a Ph.D. in nuclear engineering (North Carolina State University).